Author Archives: Numismatic News Staff

Community Voice Responses (Dec. 12, 2017)

From the Nov. 17 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Do you think the new George Rogers Clark quarter design is the best one this year? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Yes, the design … Continue reading

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Coke cap serves as model for coin

ModernCoinMart is about to find out if things really go better with Coke. The iconic soda brand’s bottle cap lends its shape to a new coin from Fiji issued and marketed by the firm in cooperation with S&A Partners. Made … Continue reading

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1949-S Roosevelt dime an affordable key

There is a pretty strong case to be made that there are no especially tough Roosevelt dimes, which were first produced in 1946. They have been saved, and they have also always had mintages that, while not necessarily high, were … Continue reading

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Ikes at face value

Is there a premium value for common date copper-nickel Eisenhower dollars? I found several Internet websites where bulk lots of circulated common date Eisenhower dollars are selling for a modest premium. Individual circulated coins are basically worth face value when … Continue reading

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Balfour Declaration centenary marked with counterstamped coin

Israel Lachovsky, a coin dealer from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has issued a counterstamped coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, a World War I statement of British support for a national home for the Jewish people in … Continue reading

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Coin of the Year promoted in China

Numismatic News editor Dave Harper attended the Beijing International Coin Exposition Nov. 10-12, where he gave a speech to the annual congress of the Coin and Medal Art Committee of the China Numismatic Society (CMAC). His topic was the Coin … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (December 5, 2017)

Coins’ metal reason for selective confiscation Just to give it (maybe) some closure, I would like to (maybe) answer Bob Olekson’s question, “Why haven’t the 1913 Liberty Head nickels been confiscated (like the 1933 Double Eagles were)?” (Nov. 7). I … Continue reading

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Action scene on new quarter

If a quarter can be considered to have an action-packed design, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park coin is it. Guns at the ready, Clark leads his men to victory in 1779 through flooded plains approaching Fort Sackville during … Continue reading

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PCGS moves to new offices

Collectors Universe, parent of the Professional Coin Grading Service, moved in November to 1610 E. St. Andrew Place, Suite 150, Santa Ana, CA 92705. The new location is just five minutes from its former location, but is larger. “We’ve seen … Continue reading

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1864 boasts trio of Indian Head cents

Three types of Indian Head cents exist for 1864, and one of them may well be a sleeper. There is an interesting story behind this situation, involving some of the most expensive coins of this type and one that seems … Continue reading

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